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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Are you looking for a really quick and healthy meal?

Do you have some family members that are picky eaters?

A “taco bar” can be a great choice. This is where each filling and each topping is in a separate bowl and everyone is invited to serve themselves. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and since each family member gets to build their own taco, you can accommodate different tastes.

Tacos can be a part of almost any healthy eating plan when they are prepared in the right way. Here are some tips for making … Read the rest

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There has been a lot of interest in gluten-free diets recently. These diets have gotten a boost from celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, who preach the merits of gluten-free living. But, just like eating low-fat or low-sugar foods, you have to be careful when buying gluten-free products.

Is a gluten-free diet right for you? Check with an expert. We recommend our good friend Jennifer Fugo at

The American Celiac Disease Alliance warns people that gluten-free products can be higher in fat and calories than other products, and if you’re not careful, you can actually gain weight … Read the rest

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Is high-fructose corn syrup bad from you?      

Does using a microwave oven harm your food?     

Can anyone benefit from a gluten-free diet?

We talk a lot about being informed, and understanding what you’re eating. But that doesn’t mean that eating healthfully should be complicated, nor should you “stress out” over what’s being served. Still, you want to serve your family healthy meals when you can, and it’s hard with so many nutrition “myths” floating around out there.

We’ve all heard them – high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, eating carbohydrates will make you fat, or using a microwave … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

I’m often asked if using a microwave oven is a healthy way to cook. This question is usually followed by reference to some article that the person has read saying that microwaves destroy essential nutrients in foods or that they change the food in some way that’s unhealthy.

If you watch any of the various “reality” shows centered on restaurants and/or cooking, you know that microwave ovens are not welcomed in “good” restaurants and that they’re not used by “real” chefs. Or at least that’s what these shows claim.

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Many people ask me, “How can you create healthy meals, day after day, and not spend hours in the kitchen?” I tell these people that planning is the key, and in response, 9 times out of 10 times I hear “But I don’t have time to plan!”

I’m not talking about lots and lots of planning either. Spending just a few minutes thinking about your meals before you start cooking can save you hours, both at the market and in the kitchen.

I worked for many years as a project manager with some of the … Read the rest

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